X marks the spot as Canon upgrades its professional EOS 1D camera

Professional photographers everywhere, pull out your credit cards and start buffing the magnetic stripe – Canon has announced its upgrading its EOS 1D with the new 1D X, launching...

Professional photographers everywhere, pull out your credit cards and start buffing the magnetic stripe – Canon has announced its upgrading its EOS 1D with the new 1D X, launching March next year.

Specs wise, this thing is as drool-worthy as DSLRs come. A full-frame 18.1MP CMOS sensor capable of autofocus shooting at 12 frames per second, 61 point AF and Full HD video recording the 1D X is a camera designed for the professional photographer. It even has a maximum ISO of 204800, a figure so high it probably reaches into Predator-vision.

All this is made possible by the inclusion of not one, not two, but three separate image processors – two Digic 5+ for the fast burst mode and ridiculously high ISO, and a Digic 4 dedicated to metering.

The camera has a gigabit ethernet port, dual CF card slots and a touch sensitive scroll wheel so there’s no horrible clicking sounds during video recording.

There’s no pricing announced for the Australian market, but it’s expected to cost around $US6,800, which means it’s really only for the pros.

On the upside, now you know why wedding photos cost so much…

Price: $TBC ($US6,800 expected)
Web: Canon

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Nick Broughall is the Australian Editor of TechRadar.com, where he gets to indulge his passion for geekery and the lastest technology. He is also the Editor of EFTM.com.au, where he gets to indulge his passion for manliness, from sampling fine liquor to the joys of growing a beard. It's a pretty good life, really.
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